10 good reasons to buy organic foods

Why eat organic? How to choose the healthiest foods, grown without pesticides, free of chemical preservatives and which are not genetically modified (GMO)? Here are 10 good reasons to select organic certified products.

10 good reasons to buy organic foods

10 good reasons

  1. Lack of fertilizers and chemical pesticides

    • Organic farming uses no fertilizers, no pesticides, and no synthetic herbicide as does conventional farming.
  2. Absence of GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
    • Organic farming does not use genetically modified organisms (GMOs), antibiotics or growth hormones to feed animals intended for consumption.
  3. Environmental conservation
    • Organic agriculture is safer for the environment than conventional agriculture.
  4. Preserving the quality of rivers and streams
    • By not using chemicals, organic farming does not generate runoff of pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals into waterways and groundwater.
  5. Best wildlife conservation
    • Organic farming preserves the lives of many animals. Indeed, many animals, particularly birds and fish, die after consuming these products through the food chain.
  6. Decreased consumption of fossil energy
    • Conventional agriculture uses more oil than organic farming, among others for the production of fertilizers and synthetic pesticides.
  7. Improving the quality of life of farm animals
    • For example, organic farmers offer a better quality of life for their animals byusing no artificial lighting to increase their production.
  8. Soil conservation
    • The way in which organic farmers work the soil makes it possible to improve the structure and reduce the risk of erosion of the topsoil.
  9. Preserving biodiversity
    • In general, organic farmers, by not using genetically modified (GM) seeds and planting several varieties in their fields, promote the diversity of crops; unlike conventional farmers that concentrate on monocultures/monocrops.
  10. The products taste better
    • Quite simply!

Are organic foods always more expensive?

Generally, yes. However, it is quite possible to save a significant amount of money by buying one's organic food directly from the producers. This will remove the middlemen. You can buy your products:

  • Directly at the farm
  • At local public markets
  • On the Internet. Increasingly, producers are having their own transactional site for doing this. Often they offer a delivery service to your home or to your workplace.

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